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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:32 AM

Quite a thread on the postal service [View all]

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1290656746634194946.html

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Also in Philly story:

"Donald Bullock said he has gone three weeks without his mail — leaving 71 letters and three packages, including two paychecks, sitting inside the Overbrook post office, according to his USPS mail alerts"

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Mail delays are frustrating Philly residents, and a short-staffed Postal Service is struggling to keep up
“It’s just piles of our mail sitting in the post office," one Overbrook Park resident said.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/usps-tracking-in-transit-late-mail-delivery-philadelphia-packages-postal-service-20200802.html
Chicago Customers Warn USPS Mail Delivery Delays Could Cause Credit Issues

"Vicky Lee [...] said missing mail is jeopardizing her good credit. In a stack of mail she picked up from her post office, Lee found a late charge from a credit card company"

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Chicago customers warn USPS mail delivery delays could cause credit issues
USPS customers in Chicago have reported mail deliveries up to weeks behind schedule, and some say the delays could be causing credit issues.
https://abc7chicago.com/mail-missing-usps-chicago-in/6331782/


Mail Problems Mount For Northwest Ohio Customers

"In the last 10 days, Sally Chojnacki says she’s only found letters and first-class mail in her mailbox once."

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Mail problems mount for Northwest Ohio customers.
https://www.13abc.com/2020/07/30/mail-problems-mount-for-northwest-ohio-customers/
Also in Ohio story:

"Carriers are saying the US Postal Service is not allowing overtime.

"If they hit their 8 hours and there is still mail in the truck, it goes back to the station."

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Additional from Ohio story:

"The president of the local letter carrier union said this week some routes aren’t being filled and they’re not being told why"

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Mail problems mount for Northwest Ohio customers
Mail problems mount for Northwest Ohio customers.
https://www.13abc.com/2020/07/30/mail-problems-mount-for-northwest-ohio-customers/
You can find these stories about USPS all over the country. The Post Office story *is* getting coverage at a national level.

But everyone needs to understand what individual Americans are experiencing themselves and hearing from local media at a local level.

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